Animals in Canadian Science

In Canada and throughout the world, animals are studied in scientific work. Though the ethics and care of animals in science is an important issue to many Canadians, people are often unclear as to what animal-based science looks like in Canada.

For example, some people may not know that in CCAC-certified institutions, animal-based science is only acceptable if it promises to contribute to the understanding of fundamental biological principles, or to the development of knowledge that can reasonably be expected to benefit humans or animals.

As the national organization responsible for ensuring and advancing animal ethics and care in science, the CCAC is dedicated to helping Canadians develop a more accurate picture of animals in Canadian science.

To gain a better understanding of this issue, explore the how, who, what, where, when, and why of animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions.

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